About Landau Forte Academy, Amington
Landau Forte Academy, Amington opened in September 2010 as another member of the family of schools operated by Landau Forte Charitable Trust. Landau Forte Academy, Amington offers dual specialisms of Science and Business Enterprise.
Academies are independent, all ability state funded schools. They are members of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust movement which now has over 3000 schools.
Whilst the Academy is part of the national network of schools and Academies, it is owned and operated as an independent educational organisation providing free full time education for children from 11 to 19 years old. Currently we have approximately 1050 students. The Academy has been established to bring together the worlds of business, industry and education in a uniquely productive partnership to secure the highest quality education for young people. The Academy opened in existing buildings of the former Woodhouse Business and Enterprise College in September 2010 and will move to new purpose built accommodation for 960 11 - 16 year olds at Amington and 860 16 - 19 year olds on a town centre site adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Mercian School and South Staffordshire College.
The Academy provides a distinctive style of education. The aim is to make learning challenging, interesting and relevant to the future to ensure that our students:
- Have acquired the ability to think logically and approach situations with an open and inquiring mind.
- Become independent learners.
- Have discovered and developed their personal strengths, aptitudes and interests.
- Are familiar with the expectations of future employers.
- Understand how business & industry is structured and operates.
- Are well equipped with the technological skills, adaptability and interpersonal skills necessary in employment and training.
- Have developed personal qualities of initiative, self-reliance and responsibility so that they grow into enterprising versatile and law abiding citizens.
- Are encouraged to contribute to a better society which takes into account the needs of others and shows respect for people and the environment.